Pain Unstuck: a fresh perspective on pain & exercise.
Pain Unstuck takes a fresh look at pain through the lens of predictive processing. Predictive processing flips our understanding of how the nervous systems operates and provides a potential explanatory framework to guide your clinical practice.
This 2-day course takes participants on a journey to consider pain as a deeply personal, conscious experience. This means pain doesn’t live in the tissues, nor in the brain. Rather, pain sits somewhere in between, emerging from the delicate dance between sensory information and your predictions.
Using case studies, participants will learn how to help their patients understand that it is safe to move, feel that it is safe to move, experience safe movement and repeatedly move with confidence.
I Can’t Recommend This Course Enough!!
Fantastic course which explored the current literature whilst also demonstrating the application of strength and conditioning for physios. Merv was an excellent presenter and I can’t recommend his course enough!!
Most informative and evidence based approach
Hands down the most informative and evidence based approach to strength training for physios
I would highly recommend to any physio
I would highly recommend this course to all physios. I left this course feeling well equiped to create good exercise plans individualised for patients. Everything Merv recommended was research based. It’s always great to have that all put together in an easy and efficient way. It’s become something that I feel confident to recommend to my patients, I can now put together an effective plan all within a patients consultation time. Thank you Merv for giving me some great skills that I could apply in the clinic straight away. And Catherine, thank you for the great food and coffee too
Immediately Applicable To Clinical Practice
Merv, Catherine & Lucy are a great team! I strongly recommend these courses. Merv’s knowledge is second to none, and they are immediately applicable to clinical practice.
Excellent course. Merv is a great presenter, providing a balanced amount of theory and practical teaching. Has certainly challenged my knowledge and will change my practice. The homemade sausage rolls get a big tick from me.
Practical & Meaningful
Merv’s courses are something I think all physio’s should do at some point if you’re working in the rehab space. He does a fantastic job of translating a vast amount of strength and conditioning literature into what is practical and meaningful to us as physio’s for our patients. Thanks Merv and Catherine!
Any physio will benefit hugely from attending the S&C course
Merv critiques and synthesises the evidence extremely well. Any physio will benefit hugely from attending the S&C course. Thanks, Merv!
Fun, interesting & highly applicable course
Fun, interesting and highly applicable course. Great evidence basis and caters to all levels.
Just completed SNC for Physio course. Highly recommend. Fun, fact filled, applicable, practical, common sense with evidence base. Cheers Merv, Kathryn and Evan
Would recommend 100%
Merv is so passionate about strength training for physio’s and it’s reflected in his courses. Would recommend 100%
Immediately transferable to clinical practice!
The course was excellent and exceptionally well run. The attendees leave feeling confident in their theoretical knowledge and practical application of rehabilitation which is immediately transferable to their clinical practice!
Extremely well researched, comprehensive course
Extremely well researched, comprehensive course. Pitched appropriately at physios and plenty of practical components. Highly recommend this to physios of any level of experience. Merv and Catherine dedicated to making this course a top quality experience.
Great Mix of Theory & Practical Components
Excellent delivery of evidence based information with a great mix of the theory and practical components. Thanks Merv
Couldn’t Recommend Merv’s Courses More!
I Highly Recommend This Course
I highly recommended this course. Merv is a fantastic Educator with stacks of knowledge. There is certainly alot to take away from this course and apply clinically.
Another Great Course!!
Another great course!! Strength and conditioning for physiotherapist had a great spread of theory and practical component to remove the fear of getting patients active in the gym!
Super Applicable Course
Super applicable course – I’ve been able to apply skills/knowledge straight away in clinic and I wasn’t even able to attend the practical sessions due to covid! Essential knowledge for private practice and stuff that should be in uni curriculum.
He’s given me my life back
Thoroughly researched course taught with a great sense of humour & enthusiasm
Thoroughly researched course taught with a great sense of humour and enthusiasm. I would recommend optimise rehab to any physios looking to expand their theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
This Will Change The Way We All Operate
Great presentation, excellent knowledge base and clinically practical. This will change the way we all operate in a really positive way.
Great course for healthcare professionals
Great course for healthcare professionals, and would be my first recommendation for both newly graduated and experienced clinicians. Excellent blend of current best practice evidence and practical application.
Evidence Based. Practical. Relevant. Brilliant.
Evidence Based. Practical. Relevant. Brilliant. Thanks Merv (and Cath for the awesome food and hospitality)
Applied In Such A Real World Way
Very knowledgeable with the most updated evidence but applied in such a real world way. Really knows his stuff and is so keen to share his knowledge with others. Thanks Merv
Great review of current literature delivered exceptionally well
I recently did the 2 day S&C course. Great review of the current literature delivered exceptionally well. On top of that his wife Catherine spoiled us with delicious food and snacks! Thank you and all the best!
Brilliant synthesis of evidence-based practice & vast experience in the field
The advanced S&C course was a brilliant synthesis of evidence-based practice and vast experience in the field. It’s allowed me to think about planning rehab far beyond the acute phase. In terms of practical application, I’ve increased my vertical and horizontal exercise integration and have been writing formal strength programs for patients. I found this course far more useful than the ASCA level 1 although would still consider that or the initial Optimise course as pre-requisite for this course.